A good understanding of free market economics may be gained by reading the articles in this book, and by completing the accompanying study questions and answers. This book is an excellent supplement to Bluestocking Guide - Economics, which is the study guide for Richard Maybury's book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
"All the perplexities, confusion, and distress in America arise, not from the defects in their constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation." — John Quincy Adams
"In transaction of trade it is not to be supposed that, as in gaming, what one party gains the other must necessarily lose. The gain to each may be equal. If A has more corn than he can consume, but wants cattle; and B has more cattle, but wants corn; exchange is gain to each; thereby the common stock of comforts in life is increased." — Benjamin Franklin
"Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own will be safe from violence when built." — Abraham Lincoln
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